SPFX Part 3 – Making a Horse Corpse

April 29, 2010 by  
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Director Doug Sakmann explains how to make a horse corpse using animal parts from the Asian market for one of the key scenes in the movie as actress Kate Boyer (who is a vegan) looks on.

“Completely disgusting and uncalled for!” raves the Vegetarian Star!

From the behind the scenes feature directed by Joe Frantz (MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam)

SPFX Pt 2 – Headless Zombie

April 26, 2010 by  
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In the Behind-the-scenes of Play Dead, Director Doug Sakmann discusses the shots and setups with Stunt coordinator Tim Cronin, Director of Photography Jarred Alterman and Assistant Director Evan Meszaros. Sakmann also works with his SPFX team to set up and create a zombie footballer getting tackled so hard his head flies off!

Fear.net Feature on Play Dead!

April 22, 2010 by  
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Click here to check out the first exclusive peek onto the set of Play Dead on Fear.net now!

“Writer/Director Doug Sakmann (Punk Rock Holocaust) just sent word on his latest project, a zombie comedy (based on an upcoming book) he’s comparing to the likes of Friday Night Lights and Shaun of the Dead called Play Dead. The project is currently in production and Doug was kind enough to send over a slew of images and an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the making of video which is directed by Joe Frantz (MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam and Bam’s Unholy Union), all of which you can check out after the break.

In the exclusive clip below, director Doug Sakmann explains how to make a horse corpse using animal parts from the Asian market for one of the key scenes in the movie as actress Kate Boyer (who is a vegan) looks on.”

Play Dead SPFX – Pt 1 – Zombie Neck Stump

April 15, 2010 by  
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Check out some behind the scenes action with director Doug Sakmann as he explains the creation of a portion of a zombie neck stump using silicon and red food coloring. Much more on the way!